Susanne Kennedy

Direction

Susanne Kennedy, born in Friedrichshafen in 1977, studied at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam. At the Nationaltheater in The Hague, she has recently directed productions by Henrik Ibsen (“Hedda Gabler”), Enda Walsh (“The New Electric Ballroom”), Sarah Kane (“Phaedra’s Love”) and Elfriede Jelinek (“Über Tiere”). Her productions, which have an installational character, have been invited several times to the Dutch Theatertreffen. In 2011, she was invited as a guest director to the Gent Theatre with her production of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s “Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant”. During the Berlin Theatertreffen in 2014, Susanne Kennedy was awarded the 3-Sat prize for her production of “Fegefeuer in Ingolstadt” (2013) at the Münchner Kammerspiele. Her subsequent staging of “Warum läuft Herr R. Amok?” (2014) was invited to the Theatertreffen 2015. In cooperation with the Ruhrtriennale in 2015 she created the installative opera “Orfeo” and “MEDEA.MATRIX” in 2016. In the 2017/18 season, Susanne Kennedy will become a member of the creative directorship at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin. She recently directed “Die Selbstmord-Schwestern/The Virgin Suicides” at the Münchner Kammerspiele based on the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides.